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Warrant Books: December 1713, 16-31

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 27, 1713. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1955.

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December 1713, 16-31

Dec. 16. Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Samuel, Lord Masham, of the office of Queen's Remembrancer in reversion to and as amply &c. as Simon, Visct. Fanshaw, present holder thereof.
And likewise for a grant to Francis Cudworth Masham, Esq., of the same office in reversion of the said Lord Masham and Visct. Fanshaw.
And likewise for a grant of the said office to Ambrose Dickins in succession to the above three persons.
And likewise for a grant of the said office to Samuel Masham (son and heir of the said Samuel, Lord Masham) in reversion of the abovesaid four persons. Queen's Warrant Book XXV. pp. 473–5.
Dec. 16. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to [Edward Nicholas] to pay 20l. to Rebecca Bruges, alias Pride: as royal bounty. Money Book XXII, p. 335.
William Lowndes to the Excise Commissioners to report on the enclosed bill [missing] of charges and disbursements by Edward Pauncefort, Receiver General and Cashier of Excise, of 396l. 6s. 4d. for carrying 1,695,755l. 7s. 8½d. of Excise and Malt money to the Exchequer from 23 June 1712 to 15 June 1713 [see following entry]. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 107.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to same to pay 348l. 1s. 4d. to the abovesaid Edward Pauncefort, their Cashier, in full of his charges and disbursements in carrying into the Exchequer 1,507,344l. 5s. 1½d. of Excise moneys [for one year] from 1712 June 16. Of the said sum 199l. 5s. 4d. is to be placed to the account of Excise; 5l. 16s. 8d. to the account of Sweets; 100l. 19s. 3¾d. to the account of Malt; 27l. 15s. 7¼d. to the account of Candles; 13l. 9s. 9d. to the account of Hops; 11s. to the account of Soap and the balance of 3s. 8d. to the account of Excise for North Britain.
Prefixing report by said Commissioners on said Pauncefort's memorial. Money Book XXII, pp. 395–6.
Letter of direction for 1,000l. to William Lowndes for secret service: out of Civil List moneys. Disposition Book XXII, p. 190.
William Lowndes to Auditor Harley to proceed with all speed in stating the accounts of Walter Whitfeild as late Paymaster of Marines. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 98.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed case [missing] of Charles Robertson praying to be restored as a tidesurveyor, London port. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to same to permit the ship Fortune, with iron and deals from Gothenburg bound to Rochelle, but which was obliged to put in at Harwich by springing a leak, to unlade, after performing quarantine, in order to being repaired.
Prefixing: report by said Commissioners on the petition of Israel Leaper, master of said ship. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, pp. 69–70.
Same by same (on orders in Council of the 13th inst.) to same to release from quarantine the following ships, viz. the Rose, with iron, flax and hemp: on the petition of James Ouchterlony.
The Marlbro', Richard Jennys master; Britain, Cornelius Alderson master; Hannah, Samuel Liddell master; Benjamin, William Hook master; with iron, deals, pitch and tar from Hamburg: on the petition of Josias Alberg.
The Lyle of Leith, with flax, clapboard and plank: on the petition of Claudius Johnston. Ibid., p. 73.
Dec. 16. Treasury reference to the Attorney General of the petition of Richard Kenn of St. Andrews, Holborn, coachmaker, shewing that he was in Hilary term anno 1711 bail for Thomas Albert, late Receiver General for Co. Worcester, on several actions at the suit of William Gwinnet, Mary Walls and Isaac Knight, and that judgments are now obtained therein against said Albert and will likewise be forthwith obtained against the petitioner, his bail, to the utter ruin of himself and family, “unless your Lordship permits him to be discharged from being bail by surrendering the body of the said Albert, now a prisoner in Newgate” [see below]. Reference Book IX, p. 148.
Petition [read] from the town of Wakefield for Mr. Statham to be Collector of Excise at York, being recommended by the Earl of Strafford. Send this to the Excise Commissioners.
Memorial read from Eliza[beth] Farrell, gunner's wife, belonging to the ship Newcastle, for prize money. In the margin: Captors of the Jean de Grace. [Referred] to Mr. Brydges to know if this money be charged to the Queen's account. See what reports lie in the [Treasury] Office about this. Another memorial read 23 Dec. 1713. [Referred] to Mr. Baker and Mr. Gosselyn. Copies of Mr. Brydges', and Baker's and Gosselyn's reports read 19 April 1714. Send this to the Auditors [of Imprests] to certify how it appears on the front of Mr. Vincent's account, with their opinion in what manner the captors, whose money it was, may best be satisfied.
Memorial [read] in behalf of several additional Officers of the Earl of Orkney's Regiment praying a special warrant for their pay from June 24 last and to be included on the future Establishment. Dec. 16: Read. 18 Dec.: Case read. [Referred] to the Secretary at War.
Petition [read] from Robert Sanderson, gent., to succeed Mr. Rymer as Historiographer, he being his assistant in publishing his volumes of ‘Fædæra.’ To be considered when Mr. Lowndes has spoken with Mr. Churchill.
Memorial [read] of Brigadier Tho. Stanwix, late Governor of Gibraltar, praying payment of 1,194l. 0s. 6d. disbursed by him for the contingent expenses of that Garrison. [Referred] to the Comptrollers [of Army Accounts]. Report read 9 March 1713–14. [Referred to the] Secretary at War to consider this and let my Lord know the provision made by Parliament for Contingencies, with his opinion concerning these demands and what in reason may be paid thereupon.
Petition [read] from Richard Kenn, bail for Thomas Albert, late Receiver General of Co. Worcester, in several private actions in which judgment is obtained against Albert, praying my Lord to permit him [Albert] to be brought before one of the Judges of Common Pleas that petitioner may be discharged from his bail by surrendering the body of the said Albert [see supra]. [Referred] to the Attorney General. Register of Papers Read at the Treasury I, p. 37.
Subscription by Treasurer Oxford for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the provision of a Cloth of State and Chapel necessaries for Lord Bingley, Ambassador to the King of Spain: to an estimate of 382l.
The like for a same to the Master of the Jewel House for the delivery to said Lord Bingley of 589 [sic for 5,893] ounces of white plate and 1,066 ounces of gilt plate: to an estimate of 2,500l. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, p. 133.
Dec. 16. Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle for a privy seal to be passed in Scotland to empower the Barons of the Exchequer [Scotland] to make allowances to accomptants in their accounts and to pass and declare such accounts notwithstanding irregularities or defects in particular vouchers arising from want of proper officers or unskilfulness or inadvertency of any officer, where the said Barons are satisfied that no fraud was intended nor any prejudice nor loss happened to the revenue. Out Letters (North Britain) II, pp. 464–5.
Same for a great seal to be passed in Scotland for appropriating and setting apart 100l. of the fund of 230l. per an. as follows for the supply of the yearly deficiencies which may happen in the revenues of the University of Glasgow: to wit by applying the 130l. thereof as follows, viz. 90l. for the support of a Professor of Civil Law, and 40l. for the support of a Professor of Physic: and the remaining 100l. per an. to be reserved against any deficiency that may hereafter happen in the funds or revenues of the said University. It is the Queen's pleasure that a state of the revenues and expenses of the said University be at the end of every year transmitted to the Lord Treasurer so that if no deficiency shall happen or if there shall be an overplus of the said 100l. per an. more than shall suffice to make good the deficiency the Queen may direct the application of “it” [the overplus] to such uses of the said University as she shall think most proper: all by reason that it has been represented to the Queen in behalf of said University that Wm. III. granted to it 300l. per an. out of the rents of the late bishoprics there; whereof 230l. was to be for payment of the debts of the University until fully satisfied and the remaining 70l. per an for maintaining four Bursars in Divinity at 10l. sterling yearly each for the first three years and 40l. the fourth year at a foreign University of the Protestant religion: and after payment of the debts of the University the whole sum [of 230l.] was to be applied for such uses in the University as should be appointed by Wm. III.: which said gift was confirmed by the Parliament of Scotland: and the debts of the said University being now discharged it is prayed that the Queen would allow 100l. of said 230l. for the supply of the yearly deficiency of the revenue to prevent their falling under debts as formerly, and the remaining 130l. for the abovesaid Professors of Civil Law and Medicines for which there are no funds: which request the Queen is hereby pleased to grant. Queen's Warrant Book XXVI, pp. 119–20. Out Letters (North Britain) II, pp. 466–7.
Entry of Treasurer Oxford's signature of the docquet of a signature in favour of Charles, Earl of Lauderdale, granting and discharging to him all Few, Blench, Retour and other Duties in the several lands therein named and for the Bayliary of Lauderdale and Regality of Musselburgh preceding the year 1711, amounting to 284l. 0s. 8⅓d. Ibid., p. 467.
Dec. 17. Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle to Edward Nicholas to pay to Richard Marshall, Master of the Queen's Stud, 1,831l. 6s. 3d. as the unpaid remainder of his bill for 3,631l. 6s. 3d. to wit: for his bill of charges as follows.
Appending: said Marshall's bill:
£ s. d.
for keeping the Studd, being 42 in number and six running horses of the breed at Newmarket, paying his [own] salary, six grooms and helpers to the Studd; Thomas Spedding, groom, and six boys under him at Newmarket: with farriers' bills, saddlers' and bitmakers' bills: from 1st Feb. 1711–12 to 1 Nov. 1713, being 1¾ years at 1,600l. per an. 2,800 0 0
incidents.
1 May 1712, paid my charges to manage the running for her Majesty's plates at Newmarket, 30 days at 1l. a day 30 0 0
16 May 1712, paid the Lord Treasurer's groom the fee due when the Arabian horse was delivered to me for the use of the Studd, 15 guineas 16 2 6
paid Mr. Boddington's groom when his Arabian horse was lent to cover some of the mares of the Studd, 5 guineas 5 7 6
paid Mr. Croft, the breeder, for a gray running mare bought for her Majesty's Studd, 100 guineas 107 10 0
given his groom 1 1 6
21 May, paid the Duke of Devonshire for a running horse which fell lame and was a fitt English stallion for the Studd, 50 guineas 53 15 0
given the groom 1 guinea 1 1 6
paid the bill of charges of bringing this lame horse from Newmarket to Hampton Court 2 11 7
27 Aug., paid the subscription for Quainton, 20 guineas 21 10 0
2 Sept., paid my travelling charges to manage the running for her Majesty's plates in Yorkshire, at Alcot [Ascot] and Quainton from 10 July to 2 Sept., 54 days 54 0 0
7 Oct., paid the subscription for stakes run for at Newmarket 21 10 0
5 Nov., paid my travelling to manage the running for her Majesty's plates at Newmarket, 35 days 35 0 0
8 April, 1713, paid Mr. Curven for two breeding mares and foals for the Studd, 120 guineas 129 0 0
given his groom 2 guineas 2 3 0
paid my Lord Lester's [Leicester's] Steward for a lame young mare for the Stud 21 10 0
paid Mr. Pitts for the famous white neck mare for the Stud 21 10 0
30 April, paid my travelling charges to manage the running for her Majesty's plates at Newmarket, 32 days 32 0 0
22 August, paid for entering the Queen's horses at Nottingham to run for the Duchess of Newcastle's Plate 5 7 6
31 August, paid my travelling charges into Yorkshire, to Askott, to Nottingham and Quainton to manage her Majesty's running horse and plates, 53 days 53 0 0
6 Oct., paid the subscription for the stake run for at Quainton 21 10 0
paid for the stakes run for at Newmarket 21 10 0
paid Mr. Croft's bill of charges of bringing and keeping Mr. Curven's two mares and foals all summer in Yorkshire till the foal was able to travel to Hampton Court 7 4 4
paid for covering these two mares at 2 guineas each 4 6 0
paid the groom's bill of charges to bring these mares out of Yorkshire 12 15 10
paid for an Arabian horse for a stallion for the Stud 150 0 0
£3,631 6 3
towards which sum the said Marshall acknowledges to have received from Spencer Compton 600l. on 13 Jan. 1712–13; 500l. on March 16; 200l. on 1713 March 28; and 500l. on July 10: or in all 1,800l. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, pp. 476–7.
Dec. 17. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Edward Nicholas to pay 100l. to Mrs. Rosamond Polexfen as royal bounty.
150l. to Alexander, Earl of Home, as same. Money Book XXII, p. 397.
Money warrant for 400l. to Thomas, Earl of Strafford, for one bill of extraordinaries 1713 June 6 to Sept. 6 as one of the Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary for the Treaty of a General Peace.
Appending: said bill with Secretary Bromley's allowance (“I allow this bill”) dated Windsor Castle Oct. 23 last thereof:
£
postage of foreign letters to and from the Hague, Utrecht &c. 163
postage of letters to and from England 56
written and printed intelligence 30
secret correspondence and such like expenses for her Majesty's service 101
stationery wares and other incidental charges 50
£400
(Money order dated Jan. 4 hereon.) Ibid., p. 397. Order Book VIII, p. 368.
William Lowndes to the Excise Commissioners to report on the enclosed recommendation [missing] from the town of Wakefield in behalf of George Statham, Supervisor of Excise, to be Collector [of Excise] at York loco William Hunt, deceased. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 99.
Dec. 17. William Lowndes to Mr. Brydges [late Paymaster of the Forces Abroad]. My Lord Treasurer continues yet to send you all papers coming to his hands relating to any the Forces or Subsidies under your pay; for it cannot be expected that his Lordship should give any answers thereto so long as he is kept from having the state of your Office which has been so often wrote for. The enclosed [missing] concern the Troops of Saxe Gotha (to wit: a letter from Secretary Bromley transmitting a translation of a letter from the Duke of Saxe Gotha concerning the pay of his Troops employed in the service of her Majesty the last year: a letter from that Prince's Minister on the same subject with a copy of an Act signed by her Majesty's Plenipotentiaries at Utrecht declaring [that] those Forces were dismissed). Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 101.
Treasury reference to the Victualling Commissioners of the petition of A. Vere shewing that by order of Ralph Congreve, late Governor of Gibraltar, he has received, from Nicho. Lazarao and Augustin Mangiardini, into the stores on account of the Victualling there 4,000 fanegas of wheat and that he [? Congreve] has not paid them anything for the same, but refers it to the Victualling Commissioners to pay them according to the market price at Lisbon. Reference Book IX, p. 148.
Same to the Taxes Commissioners of the petition of Rachel Banks, administratrix of John Banks, late Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Northampton, and Samuel Lyon, joint Receiver with the said Banks, praying an allowance of 164l. for the extraordinary charges they have been at in bringing up their moneys and making punctual and early payments. Ibid.
Mr. Brydges's memorial [read] for depositing of South Sea Stock to raise money to pay the half pay Officers to Dec. 1712. Agreed: but an account of the lenders with the Stock mortgaged and for what time [is] to be laid before my Lord and the interest for the loan not to exceed 6 per cent.
Petition [read] of Rachel Banks and Samuel Lyon, Esq., praying ut supra. [Referred] to the Taxes Commissioners. Register of Papers Read at the Treasury I, p. 38.
Dec. 18. Letter of direction for 1,000l. to William Lowndes: for secret service: out of Civil List funds. Disposition Book XXII, p. 190.
William Lowndes to Charles Cæsar, Treasurer of the Navy, to apply as follows 70,000l. out of the 100,000l. agreed to be advanced to you by the Bank of England on Malt tallies anno 1713: viz.
£ s. d.
to the head of Wages.
for Recalls: and is to answer the claims of persons due on some ships paid off in the year 1712 whose books (as you informed my Lord Treasurer) were not thoroughly recalled 17,286 18 8
to the head of Wear and Tear.
for the Course of the Navy 10,000 0 0
for bills of exchange 5,000 0 0
to the head of Victualling.
to complete one year's pay to the Victualling labourers due at Michaelmas 1711 12,713 1 4
for the Course of the Victualling 20,000 0 0
for Short Allowance money 5,000 0 0
£70,000 0 0
Ibid., p. 191.
Dec. 18. Same to Mr. Gwyn, Secretary at War. My Lord Treasurer is informed that there has been a great desertion from the Regiments in the West which were lately ordered to be embarked for Ireland. Please send directions that due musters be made of them upon their arrival in Ireland that so the Government shall not pay for more than shall actually appear to be effective. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 93.
Same to Mr. Lansdell. I desire to speak with you at the Treasury this morning about what is due to the several officers of the [Office of] Ordnance to Midsummer 1713. Ibid., p. 98.
Same to the Attorney and Solicitor General to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of the sufferers of Nevis and St. Christopher and the report from the Directors of the South Sea Company thereon. Ibid., p. 99.
Same to Mr. Arthur Swift to attend Auditor Harley from time to time with the books, papers and accounts of Walter Whitfeild, late Paymaster of Marines: in order to his making a state thereof. Ibid.
Same to the Secretary at War to report on the enclosed memorial and case [all missing] of the additional Officers of the Royal Regiment of Foot under the Earl of Orkney who have been lately reduced. Ibid., p. 100.
Same to the Victualling Commissioners to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] for payment of Victualling bills of exchange, as to the method proposed for paying same. Ibid.
Same to the Commissioners of Public Accounts enclosing for their consideration the petition [missing] of the Officers of the Earl of Galway's and Spanish Regiments of Foot who were taken prisoners in Spain. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Smallwood for release of the Betty from quarantine. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 72.
Same to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the petition of Brigadier Tho. Stanwix for repayment of several sums amounting to 1,194l. 0s. 6d. expended by him, when he was Governor of Gibraltar, for the service of the Garrison there. Reference Book IX, p. 149.
Memorial [read] from Mr. Cæsar [Navy Treasurer] for paying
Dec. 18. Victualling bills by a loan on South Sea Stock. [Write] to the Victualling Commissioners to attend my Lord next Tuesday with a state of the Bills and their opinion on the proposal. 22 Dec.: Issue 59,543l. 5s. 11d. in South Sea Stock for this service.
Petition [read] from William Pyke and others against a patent to Zebella Masters for manufacturing the Palmetto Leaf. To be considered when anything relative to this affair comes before my Lord.
Petition [read] from the Officers of the Earl of Galway's Spanish Regiment of Foot taken prisoners at the battle of Cayo [the Caya], praying that some money may be ordered them on account till the accounts of the Regiment are made up. [Referred] to the Commissioners of Public Accounts.
Petition [read] from Mary Stockton complaining of being put by [in the nominations for] several vacancies in Chelsea Hospital contrary to her Majesty's intentions that she should have the first vacancy. [Referred] to the Commissioners of the [Chelsea] Hospital.
Petition read from Uriah Iremonger for the Queen's bounty. Dec. 18: Ordered 10l. out of Mr. Compton's Office. Register of Papers Read at the Treasury I, p. 39.
Subscription by Treasurer Oxford for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the delivery to Grey Maynard, Yeoman of the Removing Wardrobe, of furniture, not detailed, for the House of Commons: to an estimate of 500l. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, p. 133.
William Blathwaite to William Lowndes. Having lately received several accompts of her Majesty's revenues arising in the Plantations I have prepared the enclosed abstracts [missing] thereof pursuant to directions formerly received, viz. (1) abstract of one year's account of her Majesty's quit rents in Virginia ending 25 April 1713: (2) abstract of one year's account ending at the same time of her Majesty's revenue of 2s. per hogshead &c. arising in the same Colony for the support of the Government: (3) abstract of one year's account ending the 25th of March 1712 of her Majesty's revenues arising in Jamaica for support of the Government: all which you will be pleased to lay before my Lord Treasurer at a convenient time. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) III, p. 91.
Dec. 19. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Edward Nicholas to pay the following as royal bounty:
£
Thomas Cornwallis 100
Charlotte Ricaute, Anne Christian, Cecilia Newberry, Edith College, 20l. each 80
Anne Wilkinson, Elizabeth Wilkinson, 10l. each 20
Rachel Mansel and Frances Mansel, 5l. each 10
Jane Dickenson 10
Eleanor Conway 5
Margaret Black, John Butts, Anne Kershe, William Powell, Thomas Tagg, Judith North, 10l. each 60
Elizabeth Rossington 15
Elizabeth Newman, Anne Whittle, Uriah Ironmonger, 10l. each 30
£330
Money Book XXII, p. 398.
Dec. 19. Money order for 2,812l. 10s. 0d. to Henry, Visct. Bolingbroke, for 1¼ years to 1713 June 24 on his allowance or salary of 1,850l. per an. as a Secretary of State. Order Book VIII, p. 362.
William Lowndes to the Board of Ordnance. The following tallies and orders are redeemed from the Bank of England, where they were deposited. Please inform my Lord Treasurer at what rates they can now be disposed of.
Appending: schedule dated Dec. 5 inst. of said tallies deposited 18 Sept. 1713 as security for the loan of 25,000l.:
£
3,262 on Hops anno 1711 payable after 162,347l. 3s. 3½d.
900 on Subsidies anno 1709 payable after 129,651l. 15s. 0d.
4,900 on Candles anno 1710 payable after 356,495l. 14s. 8¾d.
20,000 on the fifteenth 4s. Aid payable after 1,813,320l. 8s. 5½d.
£29,062
Together with: 3,909 tallies on Malt anno 1711 remaining in the hands of the Treasurer of the Ordnance. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 99.
Same to Mr. Maddock [Maddox]. I desire to speak with you on Monday morning about paying the officers of the Exchequer their arrears to Midsummer last. Ibid., p. 100.
Treasury reference to the Taxes Commissioners of the petition of Richard Hosier, Geo. Hosier, junr., et al., sureties of George Hosier, late Receiver General for Co. Salop, shewing that their estates were extended for said Hosier's debt and the moneys are now in the Sheriff's hands; that in order to clear the rest [of the debt] the said Richard has been down to Salop to sell part of his estate and has remitted 2,000l. and is doing all things necessary to clear the whole debt: therefore praying stay of process. Reference Book IX, p. 148.
Dec. 22. Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to authorise the Directors of the South Sea Company on or before 25 Dec. inst. to admit into the stock of the said Company by subscription all the debentures made forth by the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations for the proprietors and inhabitants of the islands of Nevis and St. Christopher in America or those claiming under them and to settle and compute the interest thereupon at the rate of 6 per cent. per an. from 1711 Dec. 25 as the said interest is directed to be computed by the Act 10 Anne, c. 41, relating to the said debentures. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 478.
Money order for 525l. to John Rayner for 3½ years to 1713 June 24 on his yearly salary of 150l. as her Majesty's Attorney General of New York. Order Book VIII, p. 366.
William Lowndes to Mr. Hare or Mr. Tilson. The enclosed warrant [missing] presses much for despatch. Please forward it to the Secretary of State now at Windsor, for her Majesty's signature. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 101.
Same to the South Sea Company. On reading the report from the Attorney and Solicitor General on the Nevis and St. Christopher Debentures my Lord Treasurer has thought fit to expedite a warrant to be signed by the Queen at Windsor for a commission for taking the subscriptions of the said debentures into South Sea Stock on or before the 25th inst. If you object thereto you may attend the Attorney General by counsel. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 102.
Dec. 22. William Lowndes to Lord Bolingbroke to lay before the Queen in Council the enclosed representation [missing] of the Customs Commissioners concerning some wool which was intended to be run for France and [was] rescued from the officers which had seized it. Ibid., p. 103.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petitions as follow for release of ships from quarantine, viz. Jonas Alberg for the Samuel and Little John.
Michael Waltan for the Hopeful Beginning. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 72.
Treasury warrants (on orders in Council of the 20th inst.) to same to discharge the following ships from quarantine: viz.
the Amity, Lambert Burford master; Betty, Nicholas Crib master; with iron and deals from Gothenburg and Petersburg: on the petition of Henry Lyell et al.
the Friends' Goodwill, Jarvis Martin master: with potash from Dantzic: on the petition of Richard Tomlinson.
the Bon Accord: with flax from Dantzic: on the petition of Alexander Patterson.
the Two Brothers, John Hunter master: with hemp and linen from Dantzic: on the petition of John Travers.
the James: with flax, iron and tar from Dantzic: on the petition of John Crosbie.
the Judith, John Hillum master: with clapboard from Dantzic: on the petition of Josias Alberg.
Ibid., p. 73.
Treasury reference to the [Principal] Officers of the Works of the petition of Richard Barrow, Deputy Clerk for the prosecution of counterfeiters under Craven Peyton, Warden of the Mint, praying payment of 470l. 6s. 1d. due to him from Xmas 1711 to Mich. 1713 for allowances and charges in prosecuting counterfeiters. Reference Book IX, p. 149.
List [read] of papers [records] in the custody of Mr. Manley, late Surveyor General of Crown Lands. My Lord Treasurer directs all these papers to be brought to the Treasury Chambers and Mr. Elphinstone and Mr. Munday to make schedules of them as Mr. Lowndes shall direct.
Petition [read] from Joseph Sturt, one of the sureties of Mr. Weston, late Receiver General for Surrey, proposing to pay 50l. per an. for ten years out of his estate towards the discharge of the debt he is engaged for. [Referred] to the Taxes Commissioners.
Representation [read] from the Customs Commissioners about wool seized by the officers which was intended to be run to France [and which] was rescued [from the officers who seized]. [To be sent] to Lord Bolingbroke to be laid before the [Privy] Council.
Memorial [read] from Mr. How [Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons] for [money for] half pay Officers to 24 June last. Ordered.
Memorial [read] from Mr. Moore [Paymaster of the Forces Abroad] for 62 days' subsistence of the Troops under his care of pay. Mr. Decker proposes [to give] his bills on the same terms he now gives them, [he] having [in return] a deposit in South Sea Stock. Mr. Moore [is directed by my Lord Treasurer] to discourse Mr. Sloper about a deposit and to attend again on Thursday. Register of Papers Read at the Treasury I, p. 40.
Dec. 22. Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to place on the Establishment of Ireland the Officers et al. of the Regiments of Morris, Pearce, Deloraine and Montandre as follows at an allowance of half pay to each of them according to the Regulation of pay of such Officers in the kingdom of Ireland: to commence from the respective days of their being reduced and to be payable during pleasure, they having been disbanded pursuant to the royal warrant of March 28 last, as is certified in the Lord Lieutenant's letter of July 25 last.
Appending: list of said Officers, certified by Nat. Penefather:
Col. Morris's Regiment of Dragoons at breaking 28 April1713.
Captains: Richard Morris (Colonel), Robert Johnson (Lieut. Col.), William Smith (Major), George Cooper, William Montague, Robert Moore.
Lieutenants: Frederick Edmunds (Captain), John Maudsley, Robert McMullen, Henry Lawrence, Thomas Foulke, Thomas Fowler.
Cornets: Geo. Barns, Morrice Wemys, Charles Dering, William Wemys, Fra. Jemmat, William Saltmarsh.
Quartermasters: Geo. Butler, Abra. Lamb, Jeremy Gredon, Oliver Carter, Geo. Sternfeild, Mich. Smith.
Gerard Lowther, Chaplain.
Major General Pearce's Regiment of Dragoons at disbanding 29 April 1713.
Captains: Edward Pearce (Colonel), John Jones (Lieut.-Col.), Geo. Weston (Major), William Fitch burn, Geo. Barker Michael Owen.
Lieutenants: Thomas Fitzgerald (Capt. Lieut.), William Flood, James Dalley, Richard Pearde, senr., Richard Pearde, junr., Peter Combecrosse.
Cornets: Edward Lovet Pearce, Thomas Meriden, Lewis Griffith, Edward Wilson, Reuben Roberts, John Bellew.
Quartermasters: Nicholas Silver, Edward Horan, Geo. Holland, Samuel Harrison, John Hammon, Edward Hopton.
Peter Julian, Chaplain.
Earl of Deloraine's Regiment of Foot at disbanding 4 May 1713.
Captains: Earl of Deloraine (Regiment), Thomas Belasyse (Lieut. Col.), Samuel Frances (Major), John Walsh, Geo. Gledstane, Hugh Lister, Simon Corbet, John Fiskwicke, John Bolton, John Crow, Edward Hardyman, Washington Sherley (Grenadiers).
Lieutenants: William Cox (Capt. Lieut.), William Twizleton, Edward Ford, William Hull, Hyde Howard, William Ford, Benj. McDowell, Fra. Visct. Hermitage, Lancelot Dawes, David Fairfeild, Thomas Stewart, Robert Crowe (1st Lieut., Grenadiers), Dennis Kelly (2nd Lieut., Grenadiers).
Ensigns: John Norris, Thomas Whetham, Lewis Gwin, Casper Wills, Jer. Belingham, Thomas Mounsey, Randal Berry, Zach. Tiffin, Osburn Sidney Wandesford, — Sympson, Robert Griffith.
Marquis de Montandre's Regiment of Foot at disbanding 4 May 1713.
Captains: Marquis de Montandre (Colonel), Charles Bateman (Lieut. Col.), Joseph Campbell (Major), Theobald Butler (footnote: Capt. Antho. Maud dying the day the Regiment was disbanded the Duke of Ormonde appointed Capt. Theobald Butler to succeed him upon recommendation from her Majesty signified in a letter from the Earl of Dartmouth), David Sutton, Henry McNeal, John Crosby, Robert Hawkins, Geo. Dawson, William Heblethwaite, Charles Morgan, John Baxter (Grenadiers).
Lieutenants: Samuel Dornant (Capt. Lieut.), John Deyes, Henry Bolton, Nicho. Byland, William French, John Hamilton, Robert Bureton, John Martin, Henry Dawson, Thomas Drury, Philip Beringer, Griffith Craven (1st Lieut., Grenadiers), Geo. Banister (2nd Lieut., Grenadiers).
Ensigns: Thomas Beaumont, Richard Arnold, Allen Julien, Thomas Ballard, Edward Williams, John Boiton's, [Boitous] Daniel Cuningham, Whittle Trewen, Samuel Davis, William Bryand, William Good.
Out Letters (Ireland) IX, pp. 344–5.
Dec. 22. Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland for half pay to the Officers of the Regiments and Troops as follows which have been disbanded pursuant to the royal warrant of May 12 last: to date from the respective days of disbandment.
Appending: list of said Officers:
Earl of Hyndford's Regiment of Dragoons.
Captains: James, Earl of Hyndford (Colonel), Sir Robert Polock (Lieut. Col.), Gaven Hamilton (Major), Daniel Vere, James Keath, Lord Sempill.
Lieutenants: Robert Bailey, James Carmichael, Archibald Hamilton, William Napper, William Graham, Robert Lambert.
Cornets: John Carmichael, John Jack, Cromwell Price, William Little, William Douglas, Mongo Campbell.
Quartermasters: Charles Bryden, Andrew Agnew, John Anderson, John Vere, Alexander Bally, Edward Kenyre.
Alexander Christie, Chaplain.
Brigadier Phineas Bowles' Regiment of Foot.
Captains: Phineas Bowles (Colonel), Thomas Strickland (Lieut. Col.), Charles Douglas (Major), George Brookes, Robert Saunders, Henry Martin, Joselyn Mead, James Loyd, John Peirson, Samuel Boyde, Richard White, Henry Spencer (Grenadiers).
Lieutenants: Thomas Hickman (Capt. Lieut.), Jonathan Munsell, Joseph Lambert, George Webb, Archibald Wilson, William Wright, Mathew Norgate, Allen Johnson, John St. Claire, Barnet Conely, Thomas Buckley, Charles Colton (1st Lieut., Grenadiers), Thomas Griffith (2nd Lieut., (Grenadiers).
Ensigns: William Cuffee, Geo. Maxwell, Charles Bowles, John Johnston, Mathew Murray, Joseph Munsell, John Clarke, Thomas Knox, Thomas Johnson, William Pumphrill, Thomas Vernon.
Andrew Nixon, Chaplain: Abra. Burrows, Adjutant.
Brigadier Dormer's Regiment of Foot.
Captains: James Dormer (Colonel), Geo. Whitmore (Lieut. Col.), Solomon Rapine (Major), Thomas Walgrave, William Shewen, Arthur Buckeridge, Giles Stevens, John Concarret, Anthony Hinton, Stephen Tempie, John Auburn, James Hamilton (Grenadiers).
Lieutenants: Samuel Montgomery, Charles Brice, Peter Davenport, Joseph Hill, Benson Cushen, Ester Berger, Pete De La Mandere, William Northcote, Theophilus Taylor, John Boswell, Jonathan Powell, Michael Butler (1st Lieut., Grenadiers), Jonathan Pyrke (2nd Lieut., Grenadiers).
Ensigns: Geo. Robinson, James Douglas, John Barton, Caleb Herbert, Robert Sterling, Edward Strode, William Markham, James Knight, Geo. Grames, Ralph Haderton, Elliot Lawrence.
Albertius Leblonge, Chaplain; John Walker, Adjutant.
Brigadier Alexander Grant's Regiment of Foot.
Captains: Alexander Grant (Colonel), John Stuart (Lieut. Col.), William Clephane (Major), John Barjand, Alexander Cumming, Charles Elphinstone, James Abercrombie, James Menzies, Lewis Grant, William Fulerton, William Norcliffe, Charles Steuart (Grenadier).
Lieutenants: Alexander Leslie (Capt. Lieut.), John Rutherford, Alexander McWattie, Benj. Barton, Alexander Corbett, John Chambers, John Sterling, Lewis Grant, John Lunden, Alexander Cumming, Henry Cockeraine, John Neilson (1st Lieut., Grenadiers), Alexander Raite (2nd Lieut., Grenadiers).
Ensigns: Alexander Bruce, James Lindsey, Alexander Graham, Richard Burn, Geo. Brodie, Robert Cutler, Thomas Turnbull, James Minzies, Geo. Scott, James Grant, Anthony Robertson.
Geo. Storey, Chaplain; Lewis Grant, Adjutant.
Officers of the three youngest Troops of Lord Windsor's and Lord Ashburnham's Regiments of Horse, and two youngest Companies of Regiments as follows (“the two youngest Companies of every Regiment of Foot on the Establishment of Ireland”):
Lord Windsor's Regiment of Horse.
Captains: Abry Porter, William Wright, Cha. Maule.
Lieutenants: William Whitaker, William Entwisle, Roger Pemberton.
Cornets: Audly Mervin, Henry Griffith, Geo. Hamilton.
Quartermasters: William Bell, Thomas Kirkby, Michael Studholme.
Lord Ashburnham's Regiment of Horse.
Captains: John Lethieullier, Samuel Freind, Anthony Najac.
Lieutenants: Isham Baggs, Geo. Twisleton, James Usher.
Cornets: Harry Conway, Chedley Blashford, Charles Goreing.
Quartermasters: Thomas St. Claire, Thomas Hayse, Carr Ramsden.
Col. Thomas Harrison's Regiment of Foot.
Captains: Philip Babbinton, Edward Columbine (query, provided for).
Lieutenants: Francis Morris, Edward Boucheire.
Ensigns: Thomas Laudey, Thomas Erle.
General Stewart's Regiment of Foot.
Captains: William Phipps, Richard Butler.
Lieutenants: Edward Wynne, Robert Neillson.
Ensigns: Nich[olas] West by, Geo. Palfrey.
Col. Jasper Clayton's Regiment of Foot.
Captains: Henry Carrey, Robert Lundy.
Lieutenants: Charles Standish, Richard Andrews.
Ensigns: John Cassell, Henry Holmes.
Lieut. General Gorge's Regiment of Foot.
Captains: Charles Callcott, Fra. Denty.
Lieutenants: Randle Jones, Matthew Floyer.
Ensigns: Geo. Martin, William Hamilton.
Visct. Mountjoy's Regiment of Foot.
Captains: Charles Boyle, Beverly Newcommen.
Lieutenants: James Hamilton, James Ritefeild.
Ensigns: — Desborrow, — Hammon.
Col. William Windresse's Regiment of Foot.
Captains: Gill Symons, Richard Dyer.
Lieutenants: James De hays, Matt. Lewis Morton.
Ensigns: Rich. West, John Couzens.
Major General George Wade's Regiment of Foot.
Captains: Henry Graham (provided for), John Owen.
Lieutenants: Robert Wheeler, John Mallett.
Ensigns: Richard Tighe, William Wade.
Brigadier Andrew Windsor's Regiment of Foot.
Captains: William Downes, Thomas Johnson.
Lieutenants: Robert Fleming, J. Capell.
Ensigns: Edward Gold, Richard Annesly.
Cornet William Jephson (omitted in the list of Lord Wharton's reformed Officers lately put on half pay) prays the same favour of half pay, having served before and [having] no other provision in the Army.
Out Letters (Ireland) IX, pp. 344–6.
Dec. 23. Declaration by the Queen under her sign manual dated Windsor Castle that Charles Godolphin shall continue in his office or employment of Register General of Trading Ships and Assaymaster of Tin in Cornwall and Devon: he having besought to be discharged from the Commission of the Customs but to be under our royal protection in his said other employments: to which the Queen is pleased to condescend as a mark of satisfaction in his long, faithful and disinterested services performed to the public revenue. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, pp. 478–9.
Dec. 23. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the South Sea Company to permit Charles Cæsar, Treasurer of the Navy, to assign and transfer, out of the South Sea Stock standing in his name for the use of the public, sums not exceeding 59,543l. 5s. 11d. in all to such persons and in such proportions as shall be specified in a list to be signed by him: “the same being intended to satisfy a list of foreign bills of exchange drawn on the Victualling Commissioners for the Victualling service.” Money Book XXII, p. 401.
Same to same to permit James Brydges, [late] Paymaster General of the Forces [Abroad], to assign and transfer, out of South Sea Stock standing in his name for the use of the public, sums not exceeding in all 13,175l. to Mathew Decker to secure the repayment of 10,541l. 8s. 6d. in his bills of exchange given to the said Brydges for the pay of the Troops of Holstein from Aug. 24 last to Dec. 31 inst. Ibid.
Same to same to permit same to transfer 6,260l. of South Sea Stock to said Decker to secure the repayment of 5,014l. in his bills of exchange for the pay of the Walloon Regiment for the same period. Ibid.
Dormant money warrant for 100l. per an. each to the Commissioners for Taxes (Richard Shoreditche, William Walbanck, Roger Millart, Justinian Isham, Thomas Legh, Reginald Ryley), being that portion of their salary of 500l. per an. each which is to be paid out of the Exchequer: as from 1713 Xmas: and for payment of what is due to them thereon up to that date [from Nov. 20 last, being the date of their patent of appointment]. (For the money order hereon see infra under date 1714 April 15.) Ibid., pp. 402–3.
Money warrant for 1,300l. to John [Robinson], Bishop of Bristol, for 13 weeks Sept. 20 last to Dec. 20 inst. on his ordinary as one of the Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary for the Treaty of a General Peace.
1,300l. to Thomas, Earl of Strafford, for same period as a same. (Money orders dated Jan. 4 hereon.) Ibid., p. 403. Order Book VIII, p. 368.
Warrants by Treasurer Oxford to Edward Nicholas to pay 100l. to William Patterson, Esq., as royal bounty.
100l. to Lieut. Col. Hugh Owen as same.
100l. to Col. Phillip Howard as same.
62l. 10s. 0d. to Anne Feilding as same towards the support and maintenance of herself and brothers and sisters, Martha, William, Geo. and Charlotte.
20l. to Hugh Hughs, Esq., as same.
10l. to John Williams as same.
20l. to Edmund Chaloner as same towards the relief and support of four children of Mr. Farquhar, deceased.
40l. to Hugh Speke as same.
20l. to same as same to carry him to Ireland. Money Book XXII, pp. 405, 406, 407.
Dec. 23. Warrants by Treasurer Oxford to James Brydges to borrow from any person sums not exceeding 24,000l. in the whole at 6 per cent. interest; and as security for same to assign to the respective lenders for every 80l. lent 100l. of South Sea Stock under obligation to re-transfer on repayment of the principal. “And you are from time to time to lay before me an account of your negociations herein and take care to apply for money to redeem the stock hereby intended to be mortgaged as the same shall from time to time become redeemable.” The proceeds of said loans you are hereby to pay to the Officers at half pay to clear the sums remaining due to them to 1712 Dec. 24 on their half pay. Money Book XXII, p. 408.
Money order for 100l. to Henry Portman, Keeper of Hyde Park, for the salaries of the underkeepers and gatekeeper there and for hay and beans for the deer: for half a year to 1713 June 24: to be paid out of the 500,000l. [Lottery] appropriated to Civil List arrears. Order Book VIII, p. 374.
Same for 346l. 13s. 4d. to Charles Heneage, Chief Usher of the Exchequer Court, being 343l. 13s. 2d. for necessaries delivered for the service of said Court in Michaelmas term 1713 and 2l. 19s. 2d. for 142 days 1713 July 30 to Dec. 19 on his allowance of 5d. a day in lieu of diet. Ibid., p. 376.
Letter of direction for 50l. to the executors of the Earl of Bradford, former Cofferer of the Household [to Wm. III.]: out of the [arrears of the Civil List] revenue of Wm. III.: and is to be paid over to James Vezian in further part of a debt owing to him in the Office of the said Cofferer. (William Lowndes to said executors to pay same to Vezian.) Disposition Book XXII, p. 191.
Same for 11,305l. 19s. 4½d. to John Howe, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons: out of the 1,200,000l. Exchequer Bills anno 1713: and is to be applied and paid over by him to satisfy half pay to such disbanded Officers as are or have been certified by the Secretary at War as qualified to receive same for 181 days from 25 Dec. 1712 to 24 June 1713: and is to be taken as part of 99,028l. 6s. 11d. for half pay to Land Officers disbanded or to be disbanded to 25 Dec. 1713. Ibid., p. 192.
William Lowndes to Sir Christopher Wren to view and measure and estimate Capt. Studholme's work in the new road which he has finished between the Thames and the New Plantation at Windsor for which he estimated 107l. 18s. 4d. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 101.
Same to John Manley to deliver to Mr. John Cowley, one of the messengers of the Treasury, all the books, particulars, surveys and muniments which were in the custody of Mr. Manley, late [Surveyor General of Crown Lands], in any way relating to the revenue of the Crown, “to be brought to this [the Treasury] Office to be here digested and to have indented schedules made of them and afterwards to be lodged with the proper officers.” Ibid.
Same to Mrs. Tailer to deliver to the abovesaid Cowley all books and papers in your custody relating to the Office of Surveyor General wherein your late husband acted as Deputy. Ibid., p. 102.
Dec. 23. Same to the Customs Commissioners to seal the goods of Henry Worsley at his lodgings in order to their exportation to Portugal, whither he is going Envoy from her Majesty. Ibid.
Same to same to seal the goods of Count Van der Natt [Gerhard, Count Dernath], Envoy from the Duke of Holstein, at his lodgings in order to their transport beyond sea. Ibid., p. 104.
Same to same to send an officer to the house of Monsieur Rosenkrants, Envoy from the King of Denmark, to seal his goods in order to their transport. Ibid., p. 122.
Treasury reference to Mr. Borret of the petition of Richard Edwards, prisoner in Newgate for 15 months for 10l. fine for a pretended assault upon one Susannah Porter: praying enlargement and remission of his fine. Reference Book IX, p. 149.
Same to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the petition of Mary Mac Neal, widow of Daniel Mac Neal, late Lieut. Col. of the Regiment of Foot under Col. Southwell, shewing that her husband was killed at Almanza and she as administratrix is charged with 98 respits in the years 1702, 1703 and 1704, which were never charged to her husband's accounts till he was in Spain and not able to apply to have them taken off. Ibid.
Petition [read] from Richard Edwards, prisoner in Newgate for a fine of 10l., where he has lain these 15 months, praying the said fine to be remitted. [Referred] to Mr. Borrett.
Letter [read] from Mr. Musgrave about disposing of Ordnance tallies. My Lord Treasurer [says he] will speak with the Office of the Ordnance. My Lord thinks the discounts are very high.
Memorial [read] from Capt. Shaftoe praying the payment of his pay as Captain in Col. Frank's Regiment not withstanding his being superseded by my Lord Galway. [Referred] to the Comptrollers of the Army [Accounts].
Report [read] from the Taxes Commissioners upon Sir Beby Lake's proposal for paying Mr. Peters's debt. My Lord will do nothing in this affair till Mrs. Whitfield states her case with relation to her debt owing from Peters, and the Attorney General's opinion be had thereupon.
9 Feb. 1713–14: Mrs. Whitfield's case read. The Attorney and Solicitor General to hear both sides by counsel. Their report read 26 Feb. 1713–14.
Petition [read] from Capt. Stephen Downes of Brigadier Windsor's Regiment of Foot praying [my Lord] to remove respits from his Company. [Referred] to the Commissioners of Accounts.
Petition [read] from John Rogers, a letter carrier in the Post Office, praying a stamper's place, being disabled by the gout and other infirmities to perform the duties of his present employment. [Referred] to Mr. Powys.
Report [read] from the Salt Commissioners on the petition of George Weatherly. 4 Oct. 1711: My Lord concurs with the Commissioners. 23 Dec. 1713: My Lord agrees with the Commissioners: but shew this to Sir Tho. Cross. Register of Papers Read at the Treasury I, p. 41.
Dec. 23. Appointment by Treasurer Oxford of Thomas Maddox, Esq., and William Soley, gent., to digest the several books, surveys, particulars, terrars, rates, accounts and divers books of entry and other muniments and writings belonging to the revenue late in jointure to the late Queen Katherine, Queen Dowager of England, which are now remaining in a room near the Exchequer at Westminster: they to make two schedules or repertories of the same, one to remain in the Treasury and the other in such Office as the Court of Exchequer shall appoint. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, p. 140.
Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to place on the Establishment of the Military List of Ireland the following Minors [Miners or Engineers] and Surgeons at the allowances of half pay as follows, to commence from the date of their being reduced: the royal warrant for the disbanding the Regiments of the Irish Army having excepted surgeons out of the provision of half pay on the ground that they are capable of maintaining themselves by their profession of surgery; but the Lord Lieutenant having by letter to the Lord Treasurer dated Sept. 18 last represented that such exception would be a great discouragement to the art of surgery and that their acquaintance and business at home is so entirely gone into other hands as not to be retrieved and some of them are too far advanced in years ever to hope to make such a new acquaintance as may tolerably support them and their families.
Appending: list of Officers reduced as minors [Miners]:
(Harrison's Regiment) Ensign Edward Webster: superseded 3 March 1712–13.
(Brig. Grant's Regiment) Ensign Patrick Turnball and Capt. Murray: superseded 1 May 1713.
(Montandre's Regiment) Ensign Dashwood: superseded 1 Feb. 1712–13.
(Lucas's Regiment) Lieut. Delaval Harrison: superseded March 1712[–13]; Ensign Richard Butler: superseded 1 Dec. 1712.
List of the Surgeons of the Reduced Regiments in Ireland [who are] to have 2s. a day each for half pay:
(Col. Creighton's Regiment) Surgeon Richard Webb.
(Lucas's Regiment) Surgeon Daniel Gales.
(Sir J. Whittwrong's Regiment) Surgeon Noah Pitcher.
(Pearce's Regiment) Surgeon Charles Melvill.
(Morris's Regiment) Surgeon William Parlington.
(Deloraine's Regiment) Surgeon David Fairfeild.
(Montandre's Regiment) Surgeon John Hebburne.
(Hyndford's Regiment) Surgeon John Sutherland.
(Grant's Regiment) Surgeon James Grant.
(Dormer's Regiment) Surgeon Caleb Herbert.
(Bowles's Regiment) Surgeon Richard Williams.
Out Letters (Ireland) IX, pp. 349–50.
Entry of Treasurer Oxford's signature of the docquet of a royal warrant for a charter in favour of Charles Ross of Balnagoun, Colonel General of your Majesty's Dragoons, of the lands and barony of Balnagoun, the lands and tenantry of Kincardin and a part of the lands formerly belonging to the Abbacy of Fearn, proceeding upon several resignations and containing a ratification of the Writs of the said lands, together with a novo damus of the same; and erecting
the said haill lands in one barony called the barony of Balnagoun, to be holden of your Majesty for payment of the Few and Blench Duties beforementioned. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 467.
Dec. 23. The like of a grant in favour of John, Earl of Breadalbane, and John, Lord Glenorchy, his son, of the Few and Blench Duties payable out of the lands, jurisdictions, offices and Burghs of Barony belonging to the said Earl and Lord for this present cropt and year 1713 and for all bygone and preceding cropt and years that the same are resting. Ibid., p. 468.
Dec. 24. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the South Sea Company to permit James Brydges, late Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad, to assign and transfer, out of South Sea Stock standing in his name for the use of the public, any sums not exceeding 50,000l. to Thomas Moore, Receiver and Paymaster of the Land Forces in Minorca, Dunkirk and Gibraltar; upon account: for the service of such Forces. Money Book XXII, p. 407.
Same by same to same to permit the abovesaid Thomas Moor to transfer the above 50,000l. of South Sea Stock to Mathew Decker to secure the payment of 40,241l. 2s. 0d. in his bills of exchange given to said Moor for the service of her Majesty's Forces in the Low Countries from 1713 Dec. 25. Ibid., p. 413.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay in future “from this day” only 2,300l. per week instead of 3,000l. per week to Francis Scobell for buying tin. Disposition Book XXII, p. 188.
Letter of direction for 1,000l. to William Lowndes: for secret service: out of Civil List money. Ibid., p. 190.
Treasurer Oxford to Lord Bingley. When you were Chancellor of the Exchequer you had the trouble of examining the claim of the Bank relating to tallies upon [credit of] which they made remittances [to Flanders]. I beg the favour of your Lordship to recollect what passed thereupon and that you will let me know your opinion in that affair. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 103.
Mr. Godfrey's certificate [read] about fees paid at the Exchequer for money imprested to Mr. Compton and Mr. Nicholas. Transmit this to the Tellers: [also] to Mr. Burton. Register of Papers Read at the Treasury I, p. 42.
Dec. 26. Royal letters patent appointing Samuel, Lord Masham, to be Queen's Remembrancer in reversion after Simon, Visct. Fanshawe, and as amply as Sir Christopher Hatton, Sir Henry Fanshawe, Thomas Fanshawe, Esq., Sir Thomas Fanshawe, K.B., Sir Richard Fanshawe, Sir Thomas Fanshawe, K.B., afterwards Visct. Fanshawe, Thomas, Visct. Fanshawe, his son, Vere Bertie or any other predecessor and as granted by Charles II. 1675 Nov. 25 to Simon Fanshaw (now Visct. Fanshawe) in reversion of the grant to Henry Ayloffe, Henry Fanshawe and Charles Fanshawe.
Further hereby the same is granted to Francis Cudworth Masham in reversion to the said Lord Masham. Queen's Warrant Book XXIX, pp. 1–7.
Dec. 26. Letter of direction for 130l. 10s. 0d. to Lord Delawar, Treasurer of the Chamber: out of Civil List moneys.
William Lowndes to said Lord Delawar to pay same as follows: viz.
£ s. d.
to the 48 watermen for half a year's wages to 1713 Xmas 75 0 0
to four pensionary watermen for the same time 6 5 0
to the 48 watermen on their bills of service from Mich. 1712 to Mich. 1713 49 5 0
£130 10 0
Disposition Book XXII, p. 192.
Dec. 28. Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle to Edward Nicholas to pay an annual sum or pension of 200l. to “our trusty and well beloved” George Frederick Hendel [Handel]: during pleasure: as from Xmas 1713. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 480.
Dec. 29. Royal sign manual dated same for 10,000l. to Henry Pigot: as imprest for the service of the Robes: to be applied according to directions from the Duchess of Somerset, Mistress of the Robes. (Money warrant dated Dec. 29 hereon.) (Money order dated 1713–14 Jan. 4 hereon.) Ibid., p. 479. Order Book VIII, p. 374.
Money order for 75l. to Edmund Brydges for 1713 Michaelmas term on his 300l. per an. as Chief Justice of Pembroke, Carmarthen and Cardigan. Order Book VIII, p. 360.
Same for 86l. 11s. 6d. to the executors of Sir David Mitchell, late Gentleman Usher Black Rod, for 158 days from 1710 Dec. 25 to 1711 June 1 (the day of his death) on his allowance of 200l. per an. in lieu of perquisites: to be paid out of the 500,000l. [Lottery] appropriated to Civil List arrears. Ibid., p. 374.
Treasury reference [to the Taxes Commissioners] of the petition of the sureties of John Andrews, deceased, late Receiver General for Co. Warwick, shewing that they have reduced his debt to about 1,339l.: therefore praying an allowance of 324l. for the extraordinary charges they have necessarily been at. Reference Book IX, p. 149.
Dec. 30. Money warrant for 2,000l. to Treasurer Oxford for 1713 Xmas quarter's salary. (Money order dated 1713–14 Jan. 2 hereon.) Money Book XXII, p. 257. Order Book VIII, p. 366.
Allowance by Treasurer Oxford of the Hackney Coaches incidents bill and salary bill for 1713 Dec. 25 quarter: totals respectively 70l. 19s. 6d. and 200l. 10s. 0d. Money Book XXII, p. 409.
Same by same of the Stamp Office salary bill, detailed, for same quarter: total 1,255l. Ibid., p. 414.
Warrant by same to the Customs Cashier to pay 37l. 10s. 0d.
to Christopher Tilson for same quarter for making a particular account of the Customs. Ibid., p. 415.
Dec. 30. Money order for 400l. to Sir William Wyndham, Chancellor of the Exchequer, for 1713 Xmas quarter on his allowance in lieu of perquisites. Order Book VIII, p. 367.
Same for 400l. to the four clerks of the Privy Council for one year to 1713 June 24 for attending Trade and Plantation business. Ibid., p. 375.
Same for 200l. to Lord Halifax for one year to 1713 Xmas on his allowance for the extraordinary business of his Office [of Auditor of the Receipt of the Exchequer]. Ibid., p. 376.
Same for 5l. to Edward Milward, porter at the Exchequer Gate, for 1713 Xmas quarter on his allowance. Ibid., p. 377.
Same for 12l. 10s. 0d. to Thomas Fox for same quarter for keeping the Register of Public Loans in the Office of the Auditor of the Receipt. Ibid.
Same for 195l. 8s. 4d. to Henry Pelham, Clerk of the Pells, for one year to 1713 Xmas on his 50l. per an. for locking up her Majesty's treasure and on his 100l. per an. for attending the Lord Treasurer and on his 45l. 8s. 4d. per an. for attendance in vacation. Ibid., p. 381.
Same for 10l. to Daniell Langhorne, Senior Deputy Chamberlain of the Exchequer Court, for 1713 Xmas quarter on his allowance for locking up her Majesty's treasure. Ibid., p. 388.
Letter of direction for 1,200l. to the Keeper of the Privy Purse: over and above the 500l. per week [ordered for the Privy Purse]: out of the Civil List moneys: on any unsatisfied order in his name. Disposition Book XXII, p. 193.
Treasury reference to the Auditors of Imprests of the petition of Lancelot Burton, Lionel Heron [Herne], Samuel Edwards, John Grainger, Receivers for 807,000l., part of 2,000,000l. Adventure anno 1711, shewing that they have delivered in their accounts and therefore pray a warrant to Auditor Harley for the reward of 1d. per £ to them for the same and that their [fidelity] bond may be delivered up. Reference Book IX, p. 150.
Memorial [read] from the Receivers of part of the Two Million Adventure anno 1711 praying a warrant as above for an allowance of 1d. per £ for the sum of — by them received. [Referred] to the Auditors of Imprests to report what is reasonable. Register of Papers Read at the Treasury I, p. 43.
Dormant warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Receiver General of the Duties on Houses for Co. Surrey to pay 50l. per an. salary to John Veck, gent., as Surveyor of said Duties; 10l. per an. thereof being by way of advance for his executing the office of Surveyor of Houses for the borough of Southwark solely. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, p. 147.
Dec. 31. Money warrant for 1713 Xmas quarter for the Bedchamber as follows:
500l. to Elizabeth, Duchess of Somerset, as Groom of the Stole and First Lady of the Bedchamber.
250l. each to the Ladies of the Bedchamber, viz. the Countess Dowager of Burlington, Lady Scarborough, the Duchess of Devon[shire], Lady Abingdon, the Duchess of Ormonde, Lady Fretchville, Lady Rochester, Lady Katherine Hyde.
125l. each to the Women of the Bedchamber, viz. Lady Masham, Mrs. Cooper, Mrs. Danvers, Mrs. Hartstongue, Mrs. Hill, Mrs. Arundell.
75l. each to the Maids of Honour, viz. Mistress Kingdon, Forrester, Yelverton, Wyvill, Warburton and Slingsby.
150l. to Thomas Coke for same quarter as Vice Chamberlain of the Household.
(Money orders dated Jan. 4 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Jan. 9 hereon. This letter incorrectly enters Mrs. Slingsby for 150l.) Money Book XXII, p. 411. Order Book VIII, p. 37. Disposition Book XXII, p. 198.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Edward Nicholas to pay 10l. to James Gibson and John Wetton towards defraying the debts and funeral charges of Margaret Black, for whom 10l. was directed as royal bounty on the 19th inst., but who is since deceased. Money Book XXII, p. 415.
Money warrant for 100l. to William Wekett for 1713 Xmas quarter for attendance and for sundries for the Treasury Chambers.
5l. to John Farra for carrying letters for [the Lord Treasurer for] same quarter. (Money order dated Jan. 7 hereon.) Ibid., p. 415. Order Book VIII, p. 380.
Same for 250l. to William Borrett for half a year to 1713 Xmas on his allowance for soliciting Crown Law suits. (Money order dated Jan. 19 hereon.) Money Book XXII, p. 418. Order Book VIII, p. 378.
Money order for 322l. 10s. 0d. to Sir Robert Raymond, Solicitor General, for his service and attendance on the Commissioners for Trade for three years from 13 May 1710 to 13 May 1713 on the usual fee or allowance of 100 guineas.
322l. 10s. 0d. to Sir Edward Northey, Attorney General, for the like service for three years from 1710 Oct. 20 to 1713 Oct. 20: both to be paid out of the 500,000l. [Lottery] appropriated to arrears of the Civil List. Order Book VIII, p. 367.
Letter of direction for 27,348l. 11s. 10¾d. to John How, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons: out of the 1,200,000l. Exchequer Bills anno 1713 [as by the Act 12 Anne, c. 11]: and is for the services following: viz.
£ s. d.
in further part of 183,281l. 1s. 6d. for Guards and Garrisons for six months to 24 Dec. 1713.
towards 33 days' subsistence for the Troops and Regiments in Great Britain from 22 Nov. to Dec. 24 inst. 17,106 8 6 1/4
for the like subsistence for the Garrisons in North Britain 314 5 9
for four months' pay June 24 last to Oct. 24 last for the Garrisons in England 5,451 4
for half a year's allowance to Dec. 24 inst. for fire and candle for the said Garrisons 1,325 6 0
on account of Contingencies to satisfy her Majesty's warrant to Major General Evans for his expenses in disbanding the Regiment late under his command and Col. Newton's and Col. Pocock's Regiments 408 5 0
on account of Contingencies for the pay of Col. Boys to Nov. 9 last 188 18 6
in further part of 21,345l. 13s. 4d. for the Forces in the Plantations for six months to 1713 Dec. 24.
for the same 33 days' subsistence for the Regiments of Col. Handasyde, Col. Alexander and the four Companies at New York 1,794 12 3
in further part of636,888l. 19s. 10d. for Land Forces for six months to 1713 June 23.
on account of Contingencies to satisfy her Majesty's warrant for the disbursements of the Judge Advocate's Office from Xmas 1712 to Midsummer 1713 89 4 9
on the same account to satisfy a like warrant to Brigadier Morryson for fire and candle provided by him for the Guards in the Barracks at Hampton Court in May, June and July last 70 7 0
on account of the pay of the 12 Companies of Invalids 600 0 0
£27,348 11 10¾
Disposition Book XXII, pp. 193–4.
Dec. 31. Same for 3,128l. 4s. 6¾d. to said How on his order for the Guards and Garrisons anno 1712: whereof 2,658l. 3s. 4¾d. is to be issued out of Contributions on the Lottery anno 1712 [10 Anne, c. 18] and 470l. 1s. 2d. out of Contributions on the Class Lottery anno 1712 [10 Anne, c. 19]. The said sum is intended towards discharging money due for the subsistence of the Troops and Regiments in Great Britain as in further part of 514,141l. 14s. 5¾d. for Guards and Garrisons anno 1712. Ibid., p. 194.
T. Harley to the Customs Commissioners to examine the qualifications of Humphry Haycock for the place of master of one of the vessels to prevent the exportation of wool. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 88.
Dec. 31. William Lowndes to [Auditor] Edward Harley enclosing the account [missing] of Nehemiah Arnold, Paymaster of Malt Lottery Tickets. Please make a state thereof and report what you think reasonable to be allowed to him and to Mr. Duncombe, Comptroller of the said Lottery Tickets, for their pains and service therein since the time that money sufficient to clear the whole Lottery was received at the Exchequer. Also please give my Lord your opinion what you think proper to be done in relation to the money remaining in Mr. Arnold's hands uncalled for. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 103.
Same to the Customs Commissioners enclosing a letter received from Count Gillenborg [Carl, Count Gyllenborg], Envoy from Sweden, concerning some wine from Hamburg of which he desires delivery Customs free; he having not [hitherto had] any allowed him [Customs free] as hath been [allowed] to other Envoys on their first coming hither. My Lord Treasurer desires you to pass same as desired. Ibid., p. 104.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of Richard and Nicholas Rydley for discharge from quarantine of the Mary galley, laden with rye to Newcastle from Dantzic. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 72.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to same (on an order in Council of the 20th inst.) to discharge from quarantine the ship Anne galley, with hemp and flax from Konigsberg: on the petition of Nath. Dixon. Ibid., p. 75.
Same by same to same to re-establish four sloops or smacks as follows for the better preventing the exportation of wool and for hindering the running of uncustomed and prohibited goods.
Prefixing: report by the Customs Commissioners. Besides the provision by Acts of Parliament for certain cruizers to be appointed on the coast by the Admiralty the sloops and vessels as follows were thought useful in the last peace for the better preventing the exportation of wool and hindering the running of goods as above. These sloops were laid aside during the late war, being found of no defence against the privateers, but in danger of being taken. We consider the reestablishing proper sloops or smacks at this time to be the more necessary in regard we have frequent accounts of vessels laden with French and other goods lying or hovering on the coast only with an intention to run their cargoes and likewise the insults often made upon the officers who oppose those evil practices, several instances whereof have been laid before the Lord Treasurer. Having taken first into consideration that part of the coast of South Britain which lies nearest to France, we propose an establishment of four vessels as follows, the sloops to be changed from time to time from one station to another and the stations to be altered as the Commissioners shall find necessary for the service.
Appending: said Establishment:
the Dover sloop: with station from the South Foreland to Dungeness:
per an.
£ s. d.
Cornelius Smith. commander 50 0 0
William Hill, mate 25 0 0
eleven mariners, each 15l. 165 0 0
a boy 8 0 0
victualling 14 men at 7½d. a day each 159 13 9
£407 13 9
the Rye sloop: with station from Dungeness to Beachy Head: Thomas Marrow commander, Oliver Thorp mate, 11 mariners and a boy: at same rates as above.
the Shoreham sloop: with station from the west side of Beachy Head to the east side of the Isle of Wight: Edward Teddeman commander, Lawrence Peacock mate, 11 mariners and a boy: rates as above.
the Dartmouth smack: with station from Exmouth to Plymouth: William Griffith commander, Thomas Clatworthy mate, 11 mariners and a boy: rates as above.
Ibid., pp. 79–80.
Dec. 31. Treasury reference to the Taxes Commissioners of the petition of Joseph Sturt, one of the sureties of John Weston, late Receiver General for Co. Surrey, praying stop of process and the acceptance of 50l. per an. out of his estates during his life as a compensation [sic for composition]: he having been unwarily induced to be surety for Weston, being a neighbour.Reference Book IX, p. 150.
Memorial [read] from Mr. Anstis about the tin mortgaged in Holland and at Hamburg. Mr. Anstis, Sir John Lambert and Mr. Gibbons to attend on Tuesday next about the tin mortgaged at Hamburg. 5 Jan. 1713–14: Sir Isaac Newton to speak with Sir John Lambert about disposing of that tin.
Petition [read] from Tho. Hall, clothier of my Lord Strafford's Regiment, setting forth that for some time that Regiment has been upon no Establishment; praying that it may be fixed on some Establishment, that the petitioner may receive the offreckoning due to him. [Referred] to the Comptrollers [of the Accounts of the Army].
Memorial [read] from Mr. Brydges for 48,087l. 2s. 3¼d., the remaining moiety of 96,174l. 3s. 11½d. due for offreckonings to 21 Dec. 1712 or within that time and is part of 134,483l. 13s. 8¼d. [My Lord directs an issue of] 35,000l. in South Sea Stock and Mr. Sloper to apportion the sum to be paid to each clothier and bring the account thereof.
Memorial [read] from the several subscribers to the loan on South Sea Stock and the proprietors of the tickets in the Lottery for 500,000l. whose names are underwritten, praying that the drawing of the Lottery may be put off to the 20th Jan. according to the scheme. They must apply to the Commissioners [for said Lottery] who have the sole power in this case vested in them by the Commission.
A state [is read] of the Fund for the Two Million Adventure anno 1711 [9 Anne, c. 16] [as] at Xmas 1713. [My Lord orders] Mr. Fytche and Mr. Blunt or their deputies to attend to-morrow, Jan. 1. Write to the several Commissioners [respectively concerned] for an account of the produce of the several Duties under their care [comprised in said Fund] together with the charge of managing the same for the year ending at Michaelmas and Xmas respectively. Register of Papers Read at the Treasury I, p. 44.